DAY 3 RIO GRAND BIRDING FESTIVAL

Texas blooms in November

Nov. 10, 2018

Day 3 at the birding festival brought some pretty birds, scary  looking  fauna and dinner at a unique steakhouse.

First – the beauty……

Couch’s Kingbird

Another Altamira  Oriole

A parade of White Pelicans

and a clever Green Jay.

Texas  bird  feeders  also are impressive…..

and some are complete with stadium seating.

Next, the scary ….

Lastly the unique…..

Only in Texas can you go to dinner and see……

In the back yard there are horses and ……

But the flip side – they  bring delicious  free cowboy soup and my diet coke in a pitcher!

Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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DAY 2 at the RIO GRAND BIRDING FESTIVAL

Green Jay

November 9, 2018

Day 2 of the Birding Festival in southern Texas was wonderful!  I successfully saw some new birds  to add to my birding  history and I  owe it all to the terrific professional bird guides.

The Rio Grand Valley  is home to the World Bird Center which  is made up of  several  different locations of nature centers/ sanctuaries.  Many of the sanctuaries also set up bird blinds and feeders to lure  the birds more easily into view.   Through the festival, I could pick from a large selection of birding field trips led by guides.   My opening photo is of the Green Jay, who were beautiful,  plentiful and noisy.

Altamira Oriole

Great Kiskadee

Inca Dove (which is cute and about 1/2 the size of other doves)

Scissor-tail Flycatcher

Female Indigo Bunting

Plain Chachalaca (also plentiful and noisy)

Red Winged Blackbird

Lastly a  Texas Spiny Lizard showing off his colors..

Hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for reading!

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